Diebold names Andy Mattes new CEO

Mattes takes over for Thomas Swidarski, who left following poor earnings reports
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

NORTH CANTON, Ohio—Diebold Inc., the parent company of systems integration company Diebold, today named Andy W. Mattes as its new president, CEO and board member.

Mattes replaces Thomas Swidarski, who stepped down in January after poor earnings were reported.

Mattes has 25 years of experience working in information technology and telecommunications, notably with Hewlett-Packard and Siemens AG.  

Most recently he was senior vice president, global strategic partnerships, at Violin Memory, a manufacturer of flash memory computer storage systems.

"We are very pleased to have Andy on board to lead Diebold as we work to transform the company to one driven by software and services-oriented technology," Henry Wallace, executive chairman of the board, said in a prepared statement.  

"I am excited to join Diebold and lead the company at such a critical time," Mattes said. "Diebold has a tremendous history with a strong global brand and a solid services and technology foundation from which to grow. The company has taken a number of significant steps to help rejuvenate its business, and I look forward to continuing this work as well as implementing new approaches to strengthen our profile as a technology and service leader. The board of directors and I are committed to improving our performance and creating greater value for all our customers and stakeholders."

Mattes served as chief sales officer at HP’s Technology Solutions Group in Palo Alto, Calif., from 2006 to 2011. Most recently, he was SVP and GM of Enterprise Services for the Americas, where he oversaw 40,000 employees and was responsible for approximately $10 billion in revenue.
 
He held several leadership roles at Siemens, based in Munich, from 1985 to 2005, including CEO of Siemens Communications Inc. USA in Boca Raton, Fla.

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